Investigators at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, funded by an NIH R01 award, are currently accepting applications for a multi-year postdoctoral position evaluating network dynamics involved in cognitive dysfunction following minor stroke and the changes in connectivity that lead to functional recovery versus long-term dementia.
The project aims to determine the changes in cerebral activation patterns, most notably functional connectivity, both at rest, and during simple visual matching tasks, in patients with recent small strokes and cognitive impairment compared to age-similar controls. In partnership with colleagues at the University of Maryland, College Park, UT Houston, MIT, and the Universidad de Complutense (Madrid), we will explore changes in network dynamics that result in recovery using both MEG and EEG technology in simultaneous recording.
The team includes a highly interactive group led by: Drs. Elisabeth Marsh, MD (Johns Hopkins SOM), Jonathan Simon, PhD (University of Maryland), along with a multi-center team of collaborators with extensive expertise. Recent publications and presentations can be viewed at https://www.marshlab.org.
Primary responsibilities include experimental design, analysis, interpretation, and scientific presentation of neurobehavioral experiments in conjunction with the PIs’ research teams. Familiarity with Python and MATLAB is highly desirable. Interests in translational/clinical application, especially in cognition, stroke, and aging, are encouraged.
Johns Hopkins is a world leader in the treatment of stroke, using cutting edge technology to improve long-term morbidity and mortality. The collaborators on this team span several institutions and departments, with strong ties to the National Institutes of Health, resulting in a strong foundation for clinical and translational research in the field of neuroelectrophysiology and brain recovery.
A PhD in Neuroscience, Electrical Engineering, Psychology, Computer Science, or a related field must be completed before the starting date. The lab is looking for motivated, hard-working, enthusiastic individuals who thrive as part of a team, but bring a level of expertise and autonomy to their work. The position is for an initial two-year appointment, with the potential for renewal upon mutual agreement.
Send a cover letter, CV, and names and contact information of two (or more) references to Elisabeth B. Marsh, MD firstname.lastname@example.org. The position is open immediately and candidates will be sought until the position is filled. Employment eligibility verification required on hire.